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    Cannes Review: Matteo Garrone's Lightweight & Lifeless 'Reality' Is A Disappointment

    The relationship between audiences and reality television has shifted to some degree over the past decade (or longer). Where early shows were once positioned as voyeuristic/documentary style looks at Real People, it quickly became clear to those in front of the camera, behind it and at home watching...

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    James Toback Shoots Movie Starring Alec Baldwin in Cannes

    In case you're tired of that old Cannes "Entourage" episode, director James Toback, who went to Cannes in 2008 for "Tyson," and Cannes rookie Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock") are shooting "Seduced and Abandoned" during this year's Cannes Fest. It's a ficti...

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    Cannes Market: The Weinstein Co. Continues Its Torrid Buying Pace

    The Weinstein Company acquired the U.S. rights to a political documentary on the fall of Gaddafi: 'The Oath of Tobruk.' Directed by French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy, the film covers the eight-month conflict that put an end to Muammar Gaddafi's reign in LIbya.

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    CANNES 2012: Michel Gondry's THE WE AND THE I

    Gondry's latest movie buzzes with hormones and posturing and All That Angst.

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    CANNES 2012 | 'Lawless' Director John Hillcoat on Violence, Genre and Moralist Filmmaking

    Australian director John Hillcoat may not seem the most obvious choice to direct "Lawless," a Prohibition-era thriller set in the American South based on Matt Bondurant's 2008 novel "The Wettest County in the World." But Hillcoat has more ties to the U.S. than expected: He gr...

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    Kanye West To Premiere A New "Art Film" Titled "Cruel Summer" At Cannes

    Apparently Kanye West directed a short film, an "art film" is how it's being described, titled titled Cruel Summer.

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    CANNES 2012 | Xavier, Anyways: Quebec's Dolan On Making 'Laurence,' Returning to Cannes and Going Hollywood

    It's been four years since Xavier Dolan first came to the Cannes Film Festival. Only 19 at the time, he quickly gained international admiration after his film, "I Killed My Mother," swept the awards of the festival's Director's Fortnight section.

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    Wes Anderson Talks 'Moonrise Kingdom' and Joining the Cannes Auteur Pantheon; "I'm not actually au courant"

    Wes Anderson is a bit dazzled by the Cannes treatment. Having never come to the fest, he got word in Paris that "Moonrise Kingdom" was not only invited to the official selection, but for opening night. Sacre Bleu! And not just as an out-of-competition slot, but in the competition, too.

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    EXCLUSIVE CANNES CLIP: Bronx Taggers in Adam Leon's 'Gimme the Loot'

    I caught up with SXSW Narrative Grand Jury Prize-winner "Gimme the Loot" just before Cannes; it's playing in Un Certain Regard. What made this DIY film grab festival gatekeepers' attention? Well, it helps that director Adam Leon is the step-son of 42 West PR honcho Leslee Dart; but...

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    Cannes Review: Over The Top 'Broken' Starring Tim Roth & Cillian Murphy Can't Get It Together

    There is a difference between a kitchen sink drama and a drama that includes everything but the kitchen sink, and unfortunately for "Broken," it's more of the latter than the former. Marking the feature debut by theater director Rufus Norris and with Tim Roth, Cillian Murphy and Rory Kinnear among t...

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